Discs of Tron is the second arcade game based on 1982 Disney film Tron.
While the first Tron arcade game had several mini-games (Gridbugs, Light Cycles, entering the MCP cone and Digital tanks), Discs of Tron is inspired by the Jai alai sequence in the original 1982 film in which Kevin Flynn is forced to play against Crom, leading to Crom being "derezzed" by Sark. Tron is also introduced later, as Flynn witnesses him competing against (and defeating) four of the MCP's "warrior elite".
In the movie, Flynn and Crom stand on top of a platform made of five concentric circles that disappear if an energy pellet, thrown from an arm extension, touches a target between both platforms. Discs of Tron uses several platforms, and the player must beat Sark by throwing discs at him (a maximum of three at a time, which would return to the player) and eventually derezz him or push him outside the platforms. While the player, along with the discs, can use a deflector, Sark has two more weapons: a chaser and a super chaser, that can only be destroyed with the discs.
As the game progresses, the player is given different configurations of platform rings to jump and stand on. The video game also uses a spinning knob that is used to move a mouse-like cursor around the playing field so you can judge where the discs will deflect off the walls and on later levels the knob can be pulled up or pushed down depending on the height of the platforms.
1 Player Start 1
2 Players Start 2
Coin 1 5
Coin 2 6
Service 1 9
P1 Up UP
P1 Down DOWN
P1 Left LEFT
P1 Right RIGHT
P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1
P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3
Aim Down SPACE or Mouse B2
Aim Up LSHIFT
Dial Analog Mouse X
Dial Analog Dec LEFT
Dial Analog Inc RIGHT
Track Y Analog Mouse Y
Track Y Analog Dec UP
Track Y Analog Inc DOWN
December 16, 2014 Subject:
This is one of my favorites. I agree that you should be able to move the cursor and your character independent of each other, maybe using the trackpad to move the cursor, and the directional keys to move the character.
December 1, 2014 Subject:
LOVE this game
Ah the memories! At my local arcade they only had the stand-up box of this. Not the fancy one that enclosed you.
It should also be noted that about half way through the game or so you could not only move your aim point up and down the wall a bit, but that after a few levels you could then pull it up further and it would aim at the ceiling.
I've spent countless hours on this title. To the point that I mastered it. I could, and have, spent 8+ hours playing this on one quarter. To the point that the game would be out of order the next day after a marathon. I found out that apparently it was over heating and killing a fuze lol....my bad :)
There spots you can aim at on most levels that will be a one shot/disc kill right at the start of the level. Some levels it isn't obvious though, like aiming behind you and to the side a bit.....the disc takes a long, slow flight around and grinds its way through his head :)
I'm happy it is on this site but I can't honestly see playing it very well without the stick and spinner/wheel controls.